Articles by Malcolm Wheatley

The future of steel in Britain

Global Steel Industry - UK Manufacturing Steel Foundry Factory Metal Stock Rolling Rail - image courtesy of Pixabay.
It’s a core industry, invented in the UK, but the story is one of decline and contraction. As the government starts talking industrial strategy and Brexit nears, how can we create a viable and profitable steel-producing sector? Malcolm Wheatley examines the challenges, options and opportunities.

Manufacturing innovative start ups

UK Patents Creativity Design Thinking Innovation Industrial Strategy - image courtesy of Pixabay.
It’s never been easy to be an innovator in the manufacturing sector, but the good news is that help is at hand. From bank-backed MakerSpaces to crowdfunding and support networks, Malcolm Wheatley reports on the opportunities on offer for start ups.